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Business School Staff

APIIT Business School has a highly qualified and competent panel of lectures. The fulltime staff is supplemented by experienced visiting lectures with industry experience. The highly committed teaching team goes above and beyond the call of duty to make certain that every student receives individual attention and support.

Dr. Hemamali Tennakoon holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Business Administration from Staffordshire University, UK and Master’s degrees from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kingston University, London. She received her PhD in Online Information Security, Privacy and Social Commerce from Kingston University, London. Dr. Hemamali is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She holds a Postgraduate teaching qualification in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Kingston University, London and a Diploma in General Psychology from Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology.
As a researcher, she is interested in studying the effects of privacy and security issues on human behavior in cyberspace. She has authored/ co-authored several research articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals including ‘Computers in Human Behaviour’, ‘Journal of Information Technology & People’ and the ‘International Journal of Human-Computer Studies’. In addition, she has presented her work to academic and technical audiences nationally and internationally at various events including the British Academy of Management Conference (2012), Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) conference (2016), and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference (2016). In 2016, she served as a Member of the Grand Jury of the prestigious ‘e-Swabhimani’, National Best e-Content Award competition.
Before joining APIIT, Dr. Hemamali held the position of Research and Policy Development Specialist at Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Co-ordination Center (CERT|CC), a Government organization affiliated to the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka. During her time at Sri Lanka CERT|CC, she was involved in information security policy development, training and research.
Mr. S. C. Kaluarachchi graduated from the University of Peradeniya in 1979 specializing in Economics. He has obtained his Masters (MA – Economics) from the University of Colombo in 1992. Prior to joining APIIT he was the Director - Management Development at National Institute of Business Management (NIBM). He also worked in a World Bank funded project as a Deputy Director (Monitoring & Evaluation) for three years.
The subject areas he is interested in are Economics, Statistics, General Management, Computer Applications in Business, Project Management, Productivity Improvement, Training & Development and Human Resource Management/ Development.
In addition to his lecturing career, he also particpiates in students support activities at APIIT and also act as a mentor for undergraduate batches.
He has published few research papers on development related issues. During his career as a Consultant, Trainer and a Director for more than twenty nine years, he has participated in several international training workshops and seminars in more than ten countries.
He is very much interested in reading and visiting wild life during his leisure time.
Mrs. Fathima Nazeefa Fawzer holds a BBA from IIUM, Malaysia and earned her MBA from the Graduate School of Management, IIUM. She has been an outstanding student throughout her studies and had been recipient of several awards. She was awarded Best student overall for Masters in Business Administration and Best Student for Islamic Banking and Finance Specialization in 27th Convocation Ceremony held in 2011.
Currently she is reading for her PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance at IIBF of IIUM, Malaysia .Her ongoing research is on Corporate Governance and Sharia Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions (IFI).
Nazeefa has contributed in the research area of Corporate Governance and Ethics and has been a team member of the research project for Curriculum Development for Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) Courses, initiated and funded by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Her involvement in the research of IBF and related areas will have an immense contribution in IBF industry in Sri Lanka
The subject areas she is interested in are Accounting and Finance, Management, Islamic Banking and Finance, Economics and Marketing. In addition to her lecturing career, she also participates in students support activities at APIIT and also acts as a mentor for undergraduate batches.She is very much interested in travelling, reading and coaching and guiding students in academic and leadership development.
In 2008, Nilusha Gallage was the youngest lecturer to join the faculty of Business School at APIIT Lanka, affiliated to Staffordshire University (UK). Being an award-winning and well-balanced student, she embarked on her dream job as a lecturer by joining the team of professionals who nurtured her into a quality Business graduate. Since the beginning of her academic career, she taught and led academic teams for Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management related modules.
Marketing being her fortay, she successfully obtained a professional qualification in Marketing and was recognized as a Chartered Marketer by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). She was also awarded a lifetime membership at Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Succeeding to her achievement and associations, she was appointed as the Marketing Representative for Business School and she contributes for marketing activities. Further, she was a resource personnel for Academic Staff Development and was elected as the President of the Staff Recreation Committee for 2014/2015. In addition to being a full-time academic, she has contributed to institutional development by supporting other business functions.
Being an enthusiast leaner, she pursued her postgraduate education. Having obtained the best performance for Master in Business Administration, she was recognized as a record holder by British School of Commerce – a subsidiary of London School of Commerce (UK). She was acclaimed for her academic work and self-development by promoting her as a Senior Lecturer of Business School. In terms of research, she penned her debut research paper in Neuromarketing with Anand Walser, Programme Leader of LSC (UK) and continues her research agenda centered on marketing related themes.